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  1. Carlos Quentin could be most valuable bat at trade deadline - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    As the games pass by, it's becoming clear there won't be much offensive help available at the trade deadline. Buster Olney writes that this could make Carlos Quentin very attractive for many contenders. Here are some trade scenarios for Quentin.

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  2. The Cincinnati Reds had to make decision on Joey Votto - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that last fall, the Cincinnati Reds were at a crossroads with Joey Votto. The club had to decide whether to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in him or prepare for his departure. On Monday, Cincinnati finalized that decision.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  3. Thoughts on Albert Pujols, the Braves, Blue Jays and more from ar...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while it is still early in the spring and March results don't mean much, first impressions for the 2012 season are being formed by talent evaluators and executives around baseball. Here are five, beginning with Albert Pujols.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  4. Ryan Braun's successful appeal highlighted a change in how player...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Ryan Braun won the appeal of his positive test for performance-enhancing drugs, it highlighted a much different opinion among players than it would have 10 or 20 years ago. Today, players want cheaters caught.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  5. Washington Nationals take a risk on Ryan Zimmerman, signing him t...

    Buster Olney

    The initial perception is that the Washington Nationals spent too much when they extended third baseman Ryan Zimmerman for six years and $100 million. Buster Olney writes that, while it's a risk, Zimmerman is as good a bet as any to remain elite at third.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  6. The future of David Wright

    Buster Olney

    A longtime agent who has had clients in the free-agent market this winter was asked recently about how much he had heard from the New York Mets. "Not a lot," he said. "It's like they're in a holding pattern." They have virtually no money...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  7. New York Mets and David Wright have reached a crossroads - MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the debut of "Buster's Crossroads," Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have to make a decision on the future of third baseman David Wright. Can the Mets afford to pay him, or should they trade their franchise player?

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  8. MLB feels players fraternizing too much

    Buster Olney

    Before every game, position players on both teams will gather on the foul lines and do their last sprints before the first pitch, and often this leads to greetings in the outfield behind second base -- hearty handshakes and hugs. If Joe Torre, baseb...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  9. MLB: On Verlander's no-hitter, MLB players fraternizing, Chipper ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney touches on a variety of topics in his Sunday blog including how MLB is concerned that players are fraternizing too much, Justin Verlander's no-hitter, Chipper Jones' start and Eric Hosmer's debut.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2011
  10. MLB: Matt Thornton's deal is another indicator that relief costs ...

    Buster Olney

    Based on some of the recent deals in the relief market, Matt Thornton's deal for $14 million practically looks like a bargain. Perhaps this is a new way to go after the market -- extend guys for a couple of well-paid years before they become free agents.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  11. MLB: Nobody will face a tougher early slate than the Toronto Blue...

    Buster Olney

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles played a terribly difficult early-season schedule. It may well have cost their manager a job. This year, it doesn't get much easier. But at least a rival takes their place with the toughest early slate.

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  12. MLB: Bernie Madoff scandal turning point for New York Mets

    Buster Olney

    Without knowing how much owner Fred Wilpon stands to lose, it's safe to assume the Bernie Madoff scandal will be considered a turning point in New York Mets history. Plus notes on Michael Young's future in Texas and Oakland's pursuit of Chone Figgins.

    Blog | Conversation | January 29, 2011
  13. MLB: Grady Sizemore hopes to be ready soon, after losing nearly t...

    Buster Olney

    Coming off microfracture surgery, Grady Sizemore is itching to play ball. Good thing for the Indians, who must decide whether to pick up an option on him, or hope his value is high enough that a trade can happen.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2011
  14. MLB: New York solved any worries about its 8th inning, but in odd...

    Buster Olney

    Strip aside the fact New York just added the best reliever on the market, and consider how it happened, and in what form. It all adds up to a really puzzling deal, and for a player, Rafael Soriano, without much certainty.

    Blog | Conversation | January 14, 2011
  15. Philadelphia Phillies are dominant on paper with the addition of ...

    Buster Olney

    The Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee makes them paper lions, with the kind of rotation seemingly built to maul opponents over the course of a long season. But advancing age and less flexibility make them decidedly dominant -- on paper.

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  16. Rumors dominate the free-agency period in baseball, to the chagri...

    Buster Olney

    With Major League Baseball looking to to curtail the degree to which executives and agents use the media as a method of negotiation, it'll be interesting to see how the rumor mill is handled during this free-agency period.

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2010